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Time Out Fed Square, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Time Out Fed Square

4.2
4.2
389 Reviews
$40 and under
Café
If your preferred day or time slot is unavailable please call or email restaurant. info@timeoutmelbourne.com.au

Federation Square's iconic place to catch up - Timeout Fed Square - on the corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street opposite Flinders Street Station in the heart of Melbourne.

Weekend and weekday breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks in Melbourne city.

Time Out Restaurant/Cafe/Bar is the place to catch up with friends and family to enjoy a relaxing meal and drinks.

10% Weekend & 15% Public Holiday Surcharges Apply

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Café, Breakfast, Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 9:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 am–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9671 3855
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Casual friendly table service (QR available)
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Parking Details
    Fed Square Car Park, Wilsons Parking Flinders Street
  • Public Transit
    Trains - Flinders Street Station Tram - Flinders Street Stop 5 & Swanston Street Stop 13
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine

Experiences

  • Group Bookings

    $30.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    For groups, there is a minimum spend to secure the booking of $30 per person. The full menu is available to all guests without the need for a set menu.
    Group Bookings photo

What 389 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Great for outdoor dining

  • City Centre

    Great for brunch

  • City Centre

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • City Centre

    Good for groups

  • City Centre

    Hot spot

  • City Centre

    Great for outdoor dining

389 Reviews
  1. JodieJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very over priced for what it was. Chips for $16 a bowl which were not fat chips just your plan of pack of frozen ones. Overall, average food for a high cost.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive servers, didn't have to wait long for food. Music is a good volume, great for normal conversation. Lovely views towards the setting sun over Flinders Street station. Pumpkin Risotto serving could have been a little larger, but it was delicious nonetheless. Chicken Parma is large, very moist and flavourful. Serving the salad separate to the chips and chicken is fantastic... No more soggy chips!

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  3. DonnaS

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff, prompt service with ordering and getting our meal food was lovely too

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  4. ChristineG

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Time-out consistently excellent. It’s my go to venue for catching up with large groups or just a few friends. The food and service are first rate. It’s a good idea to book ahead. The tables are well spaced and it’s a treat to sit in the outdoor area and take in the bustling city. And you can hear the conversation-no blaring music!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent, staff very friendly and helpful. Food was great with all meals coming out at the same time . Timeout is a busy cafe and they do everything well from food to staff being on point.

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  6. Jomo

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I would definitely recommend timeout to other diners. Good range of yummy food on the menu. Quick wait times even when the restaurant was nearly fully booked. I would just say that my meal of zucchini fritters was a little on the small size. Although, the other people in my party had good sized meals

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  7. JudyM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and excellent food with good value for money. The only drawback was the noise level.

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  8. LisaH

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great menu, lovely food. Very quick service. Just a bit noisy & hard to hear with a band at Fed Square playing even though we sat inside. Would go again as food was delicious.

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  9. RobynD

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We were going to a show and had limited time, I was brought the menus quickly but then left for a while, overall it was fine. We ordered some daiquiris from the happy hour cocktail menu, they were watery- very quick to melt and neither of us thought it had any alcohol in it… a bit average for $16 when you’re questioning if you actually got a mocktail instead.

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  10. DebraB

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience and very central location. Food was amazing

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  11. AdamS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect for our family gathering. Food was great.

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  12. CathM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to eat in the heart of Melbourne. Quick with the delivery of meals if you need to be somewhere or a great place to people watch if you want a leisurely meal. Lamb pizza was yum!

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  13. phillipb

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    a lively place with great food and friendly staff, with indoor and out door dinning all day

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  14. Susie

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly staff on arrival and at table. Order taken quickly and despite being very busy at that time, drinks and then food came out in excellent time. Good menu choices. Table service excellent. Easy to book on line. Have been before, and will return.

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  15. LeslieH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed our dinner, service and staff were excellent and we will go back again, highly recommend. Thank you 👍😁

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  16. MaryT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food, quick service, friendly staff. We sat inside for a quieter experience but plenty of outdoor tables.

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  17. MichelleB

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fast efficient service meals were tasty and hot. Catered for requests easily

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  18. Skier

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The menu had a good selection of food with a number of Vegetarian options. Service was good and the prices were very reasonable for a city venue.

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  19. PatC

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, food was really good and well priced

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  20. Customer

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff were absolutely lovely and very accomodating. Food is good but a little on the pricier side for what you get. Overall good experience.

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  21. SandyN

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Easy to book a table, friendly, helpful & efficient staff. I will be back.

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  22. NeilB

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service on a busy morning for staff. Food was great as always.

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  23. IlodiJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We met friends for breakfast. We were welcomed in a by friendly staff. After settling in they were ready to see if we are ready to order. Without being pushy their service were prompt and the food delicious.

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  24. DimitriaM

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We come here everytime we go to the theatre. It is quick, convenient, food is great and service always good.

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  25. DeeanR

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy going to time out for dinner before the theatre

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  26. PeterC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, the beer was cold. What more do you want?

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  27. LyndallC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Have been to Time Out a number of times and have always enjoyed the meal, but was disappointed with the meal this time. The salt and pepper calamari was rathet tough and the fish in the fish and chips meal was tasteless.

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  28. ChrisC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely beautiful and the service was friendly and quick. Very accommodating and diligent regarding gluten free food for my daughter who is coeliac. Will definitely be back!

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  29. CathyL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were wonderful. Will return. Highly recommend

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Wait staff , were slow taking orders and we only got one drink

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  31. MarK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    NYE accomodating nice staff. Food / drinks nice but a bit overpriced but just note part of cost is the location - bustling atmosphere but staff kept it under control. Well done Time Out!

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  32. BenJ

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was nice. Be sure to get an entree as meals a little small. Staff service was absolutely terrible.

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  33. MarleneT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Perhaps it might be possible to have your restaurant somewhat less noisy. Please turn off the background music, which must also be an occupational hazard for the staff. Despite the noise it was still a pleasant occasion. Thanks

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  34. KalhariW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Please note no high chairs. We had two toddlers. I was not aware of unavailability of high chairs until we go there. Food was good and ambiance was great. We couldn't enjoy as we expected.

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  35. JoJo

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good selection of menu choices. Service prompt & we weren’t rushed

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  36. LenaO

    Sydney

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We waited 20 minutes & nobody came to take our drinks order. We had to call a waitress over to the table. I asked if a meal was gluten free ( I have coeliac disease) & I was told she would check with the kitchen. When she brought the drinks I asked if the meal was ‘safe’. She replied ‘I haven’t asked yet’. Next thing the meals arrived & no confirmation that the meal was are for me to eat. When our water bottle was empty the waitress walked past & liked at it. I had to ask the next waitress for a new bottle of water. The food was delicious but the overall service was very disappointing.

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  37. FoodieLove

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service and location were good but the food and drinks were ordinary and overpriced.

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  38. ClarenceJ

    NT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food, awesome service. We had the delicious warm thai chicken salad and the chicken bbq pizza. Absolutely delicious. Will highly recommend.

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  39. HuongH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alex is very friendly and professional. Pizza is very nice. Chips is a expensive. Will be back.

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  40. LynetteE

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great location, food, friendly efficient service. All went well for 5 adults and 4 kids.

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FAQs

Time Out Fed Square is rated 4.2 stars by 389 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Time Out Fed Square

Federation Square2 Swanston St, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 9:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 am–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Café, Breakfast, Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Fed Square Car Park, Wilsons Parking Flinders Street
  • Public Transit
    Trains - Flinders Street Station Tram - Flinders Street Stop 5 & Swanston Street Stop 13
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine
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